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Let's assure the melee on Whitehall football field does not happen elsewhere

To assure good sportsmanship and appropriate conduct at school sports competitions, coaches should rein in their emotions and set a good example — and school administrators should be on site monitoring the games.

Optimism: A gift not to be wasted | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I worry at times about using this column too often to complain about a variety of topics that, to me, seems to have our country going in the wrong direction.

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NY21 Editorial Board Meeting: Aaron Woolf (Democratic Party)

Democratic candidate Aaron Woolf meets with our editorial board as the race for New York's 21st Congressional District enters the final stretch.

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NY21 Editorial Board Meeting: Elise Stefanik (Republican Party)

Republican candidate Elise Stefanik talks shop with our editorial board as the race for New York's 21st Congressional District enters the final stretch.

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NY21 Editorial Board Meeting: Matt Funiciello (Green Party)

Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello opens up to our editorial board as the race for New York's 21st Congressional District enters the final stretch.

Nonprofits: Should they pay their fair share?

Nonprofit organizations abound throughout the North Country.

North Country Community Papers alive and doing well | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for the encouraging responses the staff and I have been receiving, regarding our news content in the papers.

Cuomo needs to step to the plate and debate

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has done a lot for the North Country to boost our sagging economic fortunes, like promoting tourism, hammering out a moderate agreement on the Essex Chain Lakes, pouring cash into infrastructure development and rolling back restrictions on craft breweries, a measure that further uncorks the bottled-up entrepreneurial spirit of our fellow New Yorkers.

Politics overriding common sense | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Remember back to last year when the partial shutdown of the federal government brought about so much doom and gloom?

North Hudson has spoken

The residents of North Hudson have spoken — they voted resoundingly against throwing good money after bad and purchasing the white elephant once known as Frontier Town.

Living United | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I’ve been very fortunate in my lifetime.

It’s deja vu all over again

With a bill passed that will arm rebels in Syria and bombs beginning to drop in Iraq, it feels like the early 2000’s in the Middle East all over again, except this time, it’s a group called ISIS in the crosshairs.

Behaving badly | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Bad behavior has been around from the beginning of time and through the ages in the end it nearly always ends badly for those who use brut force to inflict injury on others and resolve disputes.

True character shown in Ticonderoga

It is often said that true character is not revealed until a time of crisis.

Mix messages & confusing rhetoric | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last week seemed to be full of contradictions both in words and deeds.

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